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  • Trip introduction

    Experience the rustic countryside of Nepal through this enriching 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip. Combining the fun of rafting with the joy of camping – this journey takes you deep into Nepal’s wilderness, exposing you to different landscapes, many local villages and the simple way of life.

    During the day, you’ll raft through Sun Koshi’s raging waters whilst battling rapids of grades III and IV. From passing along tiny villages you’ll even spot the ancient Kusheswor Temple and the Majhee Gaun where you’ll witness local fishermen catching fish.

    Due to the non-strenuous nature of these waters – this trip is ideal for first-timers as it gives you the perfect mix of easy to complex rapids with enough time to master the art of battling them. For seasoned rafters, it is great to brush up on your rafting skills.

    Destination

    Sun Koshi is a trans-boundary river that meanders through the hilly regions of Nepal. In Nepali Sun Koshi also means ‘River of Gold’ due to the small quantities of gold that is found in its sands.

    Known as a popular destination amongst rafting enthusiasts, the route of this river begins with a gradual gradient and then upgrades to a tougher one as your journey progresses. Besides its route, it is also known to possess some breathtaking natural beauty along its banks, not to mention a number of small villages.

    Destination highlights

    Combine the fun of camping and rafting through this 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip. | Feel the thrill of battling grade III and IV rapids. | Pass through many scenic landscapes and villages. | Catch a glimpse into rural life. | Camp in the complete wilderness for the night.

    Activity Details

    II, III and IV

    Yes

    15-20

    8 hrs

    Rafts/Kayaks

    Trip details
  • Sun Koshi River Rafting Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat, Rafting towards Pachuwarghat

    Arrive at the office in Thamel by 06:00 hrs sharp for 06:30 hrs departure. You'll depart for Dolalghat via private transport. Once you reach you'll first help to set up the rafting equipment followed by undergoing a thorough briefing about the use of equipment and safety tips. After this, you'll hit the waters of Sun Koshi and enjoy some thrilling rafting. At the start you'll have a smooth ride with few rapids such as Meat Grinder and Punch etc however towards the end of today's rafting session you'll have beaten many Grade III rapids. You'll conclude your journey at Pachuwarghat where you'll also set up your camp. Spend the rest of your day relaxing. When night falls you'll surround a warm bonfire and share your stories before retiring into your tents for a good night's sleep.

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll begin your journey from the office in Thamel, Kathmandu from where you'll be driven to Dolalghat via private transport. From Dolalghat you'll begin your rafting session towards Pachuwarghat. No meals are included in today's package. Please to carry some packed meals and adequate snacks. In the evening you'll surround a warm bonfire and at night you'll be accommodated in comfortable twin or double sharing tents that are equipped with simple mattresses and comfortable sleeping bags. You'll

    Day 1 Milestone

    Thamel, Kathmandu

    Pachuwarghat

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Veg | Non-veg
    Sun Koshi River Rafting Day 2: Rafting from Pachuwarghat towards Chainpur and return to Kathmandu
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made after booking the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made after the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip commenses: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    No refunds will be provided for unused services or facilities.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.    

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or any kind of intoxication is not permitted during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    No harm or damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    The equipment should be used with care during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip pick-ups take place from the office in Thamel, Kathmandu. For drop-offs you'll be driven back to Kathmandu.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the 2-day Sun Koshi River rafting trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
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    • SunKoshi River Rafting Camping Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports The Great Next
    • SunKoshi River Rafting Camping Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports The Great Next
    • SunKoshi River Rafting Camping Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports The Great Next
    • SunKoshi River Rafting Camping Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports The Great Next
    • SunKoshi River Rafting Camping Kathmandu Nepal Himalayas Travel Destinations Adventure Water Sports The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport to and from office in Kathmandu

    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Accommodation in camps on a twin/double sharing basis
    • Simple mattresses and sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents
    • Tested drinking water
    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • River permits
    • Industry standard first aid kit
    • Team photos
    • Professional english speaking licensed guides
    • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to Kathmandu

    • Any meals on Day 1
    • Visa, travel costs etc
    • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Tips for guides
    • Any photos or videos
    • Any additional expenses due to delays etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shorts/half pants
    • Quick dry long t-shirt
    • Comfortable sandals
    • Swimwear
    • Track pants
    • Warm trousers
    • Pyjamas
    • Warm fleece sweater
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Socks
    • Warm hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Open clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Camp tents
    • Simple mattresses and sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents
    • Industry standard first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Travel towel
    • Water bottle
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Poly bags or waterproof bags for wet clothes
    • Camera
    • ID proof
    • Toiletries
    • Extra blankets/shawls
    • Dry snacks
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money in the local currency for tips
    • Personal medicine

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.